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DOJ will use grants to encourage good community-police relations

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will help fight crime while it tries to strengthen the bonds between police and residents of six ethnically diverse cities, including Stockton, Calif., and Fort Worth, Texas, under a new program incited by the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. The selected cities will receive high-powered technical, research and training assistance designed to “enhance procedural justice, reduce ... Read More »

Arizona counties vie for $24M prison deal in new budget

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Gov. Doug Ducey is opening the door to allow counties to compete against private-prison companies for a lucrative multimillion-dollar contract to house state inmates. The move comes after county sheriffs — including conservatives — complained that the Republican governor and GOP-controlled Legislature weren’t giving them an opportunity to make money by putting overflow state prisoners in their empty county-jail beds. ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Officers Refute Obama Administration’s Justification For Ammo Ban

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Since announcing its proposed ban on commonplace 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition, the Obama administration has been careful to claim that this attack on gun rights is in the interest of law enforcement officer safety. On Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest continued this line of rationalization, stating: “This seems to be an area where everyone should agree that ... Read More »

Obama: ‘Now is the moment’ for changes to policing

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By Nedra Pickler and Eric TuckerAssociated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task force called for independent investigations when police use deadly force. The president said last year’s deaths of ... Read More »

Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act, Social Security Fairness Act, & Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

On February 20, 2015, NAPO joined fellow stakeholders in meetings with Congressmen Tom Reed (R-NY)and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) to discuss the Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act.  This legislation clarifies that both federal and state death benefits for the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty should be treated the same and not be ... Read More »

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